djdumpling Flashing back to roaming the streets of Paris with two of the best people the universe has ever met. This was the day we had pancakes and bacon with maple syrup for breakie and steak tartare for lunch. Then waited an hour for a crepe that we never got because the wait was too long and Lize was all like, "literally I can't" (without all the misogyny). #NationLevitation #FoodMemories 3d

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djdumpling Throwing it back to underground adventures with @robmuch and @knitterbird #latergram 🚂 6d

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djdumpling Nothing gets me out of bed quite like the prospect of chowing down on a beautifully creamy avocado. Except today I realised that I’d paid three bucks for one of these suckers, then went and covered it in green and yellow glitter. My avo was rendered just a little bit inedible, and my morning was rendered more than a little bit inadequate. Then I was late to work. #anythingforthegram #WHPglitter 7d

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djdumpling KILLING TIME by ELIZA ACKLAND || This girl is many things. An avid consumer of pasta and G&Ts, a babe with a body born for crop tops and high waisted skirts, and a super creative slash talented photographic artist.

She’s finally graduated from university this past week, and I was so super excited to see her exhibit her work, a piece that addresses humanity’s deliberate act of killing time. For this series, the @princessofabudhabi assembled this cube in various sites around the ACT/NSW region, before climbing in and letting her camera capture long exposure shots of the landscape.

To be friends with someone who breathes a creativity that I could never fathom, is such a wonderful thing. I couldn’t be more proud or more excited for what’s beyond the horizon.

If you’d like to see the rest of her series, as well as work by other students of the @uts_psm cohort, head over to Level 1 at Central Park before Wednesday. Just be mindful, that your self esteem may be depleted by the end. #seeaustralia #lakegeorge
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djdumpling "Basil, toasted pine nuts, parmesan, olive oil, salt and pepper” she said. My former housemate Lauren was running me through the ingredients she used to make her trademark pesto sauce. We did this often; she would cook something, and I would quickly interrogate her for the recipe so that I could try and replicate it later.

2011 was the year that I moved in with Lauren and, in retrospect, it also became the year that my love of cooking became apparent. We spent many weekends in our kitchen together, devising Sunday dinners, and laughing at my kitchen disasters as I attempted to pair risoni with white wine and coconut milk. Or at least, she would laugh and I would be on the phone to Thai takeaway before they closed.

So Lauren here's to you. Thanks for introducing me to something that has formed arguably the biggest part of my identity today. And thanks for giving me all your cooking equipment when you moved overseas. I can’t wait to one day call London home as well. Maybe then we’ll have Sunday dinners again, maybe then you’ll have to hide your ANZAC cookies from my grubby hands again. #pestoportrait
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djdumpling Look, I could say a whole lot of things. Like, travel brings colour to your life. Or that sometimes it's nice to feel like a complete alien in a foreign land. But truthfully, I'm running out of words. Obviously I want to go to Dubai; I've instagrammed more over the last couple of days than I generally do in a week. So @mydubai, help me out here, get me on that plane. #MyDubai #MyDubaiAustralia 3w

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djdumpling I wonder how small us ground folk seemed to the people up in the air that day. I wonder where they were going, what new adventure they were bound for. It's so wonderful to see new parts of the world; to be touched by new communities and stifled by new humidities. And when you board the plane to go back to where you started, the good news is that you're not actually going back to where you started. @MyDubai, I want to be changed by your city; I want to stop looking at the sky and start chasing the limitless possibilities it holds. #MyDubaiAustralia #MyDubai 3w

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djdumpling There is something so humbling about the horizon; because beyond it, is a whole new world. And to experience what lies on the other side is so profoundly eye-opening.

But this world is no story book, and the walls will never just become the world around. The secrets of new cultures are held in tight by the seams of the horizon, and no amount of leg work will see their divulging. So @MyDubai, let me experience everything your country has to offer; take me to the place beyond that horizon, take me to the place where the wild things are. #MyDubaiAustralia #MyDubai #HorizonStepping
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djdumpling This is my beautiful friend @twistdee, she's amazing in so many ways. Last week I went to the beach, which I don't generally do because I have a very real fear of getting eaten by a shark, or suffering a fatal asthma attack via sting by jellyfish. My mate thought it would be funny to tell De that I had been bitten on the leg by a baby shark and not five minutes later, De was on the phone to me asking after my well being, and consoling my fragile shark-bitten emotional state. My leg of course, is shark bite free.
So shout out to De for being the most caring person on earth. Also, the most gullible. You should probably work on that. But thanks for letting us play with you. #WHPshadowplay
3w

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djdumpling I woke up at 4am today to photograph a sunrise, and the sky was beautiful. Except for the part where the sun was rising. No, that part was completely covered by a fat ass cloud. Praying, via the Sacré-Coeur, that this isn't indicative of my luck for the week to come. #passionpassport 3w

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djdumpling "Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving" - Terry Pratchett #seeaustralia #bondi 3w

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djdumpling I’m waging this war with myself, and right now, I’m losing.

You see, I have all these ideas; they whizz round my brain and plead for some attention. And for a minute I’m inspired. For a minute I believe that maybe I can deliver this. For a minute I feel like perhaps soon I’ll have something to my name.

But then He arrives, always unannounced. He smiles with sabre teeth and reminds me that They love failure. He assures me that They want to see it, that They want to laugh at it, and that They will remember it. So when I’m walking down the street tomorrow, They will not see me, but some former reincarnation of myself, that little tank engine that oh, just could not.

And as the hours melt away, so too does that stroke of inspiration. The ideas lay discarded, and what’s left is a wasteland; nothing survives here, except His voice.

This is no creative kingdom, and I am the ruler of nothing; this alter ego, He holds me back. You see, I have all these ideas, but maybe I’m destined for nothing more than forever falling short of my crowning glory. #WHPalterego
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djdumpling I've been on transit in this airport for over 10 hours, and I'm starting to go delirious. You only get two hours of free airport wireless here, one of which I actually accidentally squandered by getting an hour long massage. So for the most part of the day, my thirst for an internet connection has been real and ever so unfulfilled. Even the sorely mundane has begun to seem interesting, like this light fixture. #futuressobright #linemeetscorner 1mon

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djdumpling Alright let's do this going home thing; I've got $50 of travel money left so if my luck is consistent, I'll be trying to buy replacement flights with it! Berlin > Paris > Bangkok > Sydney. Fuck, I hate flying. 1mon

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djdumpling Woke up this morning to my last full day in Berlin. Even though, I'm finishing up the trip in a pretty sorry state, it's been so incredible. I took this trip in part because I was starting to feel too stale and stagnant in Sydney; now I'm looking at things through more refreshed eyes. I have so much ahead of me, so many challenges that perhaps finally I'll be able to bring myself to mount. But for now, I'll sit in the darkness just for one more full day, before I walk out to be greeted by the real world around me. 🚂
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I edited this photo with a new all in one editing app called Faded, which over the weekend went Free. You should definitely check it out! #madewithfaded #exploreberlin
1mon

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djdumpling Just after we got to Berlin, @robmuch and I decided to head towards Spreepark, an amusement park that’s been abandoned after it was declared insolvent in 2002.

We cased (almost) the entire perimeter of the park, and just as we were about to lose hope, there was this almost perfectly dug hole under the fence that Rob and I were able to throw our bodies through.

So with light fast disappearing on a dreary Berlin afternoon, Rob and I had to make quick work of our stint at Spreepark. Previous tips provided to me suggested that we needed to stay on the railway track that ran around the outskirts of the park so as to avoid the security who were riding round on bikes on the interior.

In retrospect, I wish we hadn’t been so careful; but perhaps that is the pay off for not getting caught by security. If I had more time here, I would have gone back. But what we saw was pretty incredible, the park possessed this seriously eerie sense of calm. It was odd to stand in those places knowing that just over a decade ago, they would have been hives of activity.
1mon

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djdumpling Hey everyone, thanks so much for the birthday wishes on Wednesday! This year I switched it up a little; I woke up to a salted beef bagel from Beigel Bake in Shoreditch, London and then went to sleep after getting steamy with my best mate in Berlin. It's all left me a little...fragmented, I suppose? It's strange to feel that at 23, I have yet to achieve so many things that people my age would benchmark success against, like the obtaining of some sort of undergraduate degree. Yet I still feel so incredibly full, and it's probably because you have made me feel I'm walking a path worth traversing. So this blue balloon is for you, thanks for blowing up my life x 1mon

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djdumpling That London symmetry ain't lyin #housesofldn 1mon
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  •   kungangela Ha! It's such a walk to go from one end of your house to the other. May be the owner of the house never really knows what is in it. I am quite sure that the house is haunted because many of the ones who lived there are still wandering around, curious about what is going on in their mansion. 1mon
  •   djdumpling @meggy.lane riiiiiigght 1mon
  •   djdumpling @robmuch get back in ya box 1mon
  •   djdumpling @kungangela this wasn't my house, just something I walked by 1mon
  •   candang0 symmetry is creepy...there's more beauty in a sorta chaos. you should see someday Brazil's favelas. Of course your eyes will try to make some pattern, but it is Pollock-like and yes awesome 1mon
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djdumpling Yesterday #PoloThe Panda took the form of six year old Gingerninja Andy, son and photographic partner to his doubly amazing mother Alex aka @knitterbird.

Alex and Andy spent most of their day taking us through some of the coolest London underground subway stations and tunnels; it was nice to photograph a ritual that is both mundane and overwhelming (particularly at rush hour) from a fresh perspective.

Andy was a legend of a muse, always up for anything. Whether it was us asking him to run in a zig zag through a tunnel for ten seconds, or stand still between travelators while scores of people gawked at him.

So thanks to Alex, for showing us the local side of London life. It was a good excuse to stay out of the rain that plagued life above ground yesterday.
1mon

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